Android users have been playing Google's augmented reality game Ingress for quite some time, and today iOS gamers can finally find out what the fuss is all about. The new iPhone and iPad version of the game will work cross-platform so that you can play with the existing community on Android. Ingress puts players into one of two different factions, as they engage in a sci-fi struggle for humanity while exploring real-world locations using their phone's geolocation data.


The game has been downloaded more than 4 million times on Android, and has featured events in 65 different cities. It launched on Android in December of last year after spending nearly a year in beta. And though it's been a success, Google's Niantic Labs incubator also sees it as a proof of concept for experiences to come. "With Ingress we've proven that people can have fun, that there's a kernel of something powerful in a game that gets you out moving," Niantic's John Hanke told The Verge in December. "And Ingress is just one example of the type of game in that genre that you could build."

You can download the game on iOS for free now.